48 days in Shikoku Itinerary

48 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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48 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Saijo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Miyoshi
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tokushima
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Takamatsu
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kochi
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Tosashimizu
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Uchiko-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Matsuyama
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Saijo

Saijo ©
Saijō is a city in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.DemographicsAs of December 31, 2013, the city has a population of 113,786. Venture out of the city with trips to Namekawakeikoku (in Toon), Imabari (Imabari City Tamagawa Modern Art Gallery, Imabari Castle, & more) and Yasuike Valley (in Niyodogawa-cho). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kamogawa River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Central Shrine of Ishizuchi Jinja, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Ishizuchi, and appreciate the views at Omogo Valley.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saijo trip itinerary builder site .

Singapore, Singapore to Saijo is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Saijo. While traveling from Singapore, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Saijo, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Saijo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imabari, Yasuike Valley, Omogo Valley, Namekawakeikoku
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Ishizuchi ©
Mt. Ishizuchi
Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge ©
Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge
Mt. Kiro Observatory Park ©
Mt. Kiro Observatory Park

6
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miyoshi: Kotohira-cho (Kotohira-gu Shrine, Izutama Shrine, & more), Zentsuji (Kyu Zentsujikaikosya & Nogi Museum) and Dogama (in Tsurugi-cho). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Shiozuka Highland, explore the activities along Oboke Koboke, admire the engineering at Hōnen'ike Dam, and stroll through Mt. Unpenji.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Miyoshi trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Saijo to Miyoshi takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Miyoshi are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tokushima.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanonji, Kotohira-cho, Mitoyo, Zentsuji, Mt. Tsurugi
Highlights from your plan
Oboke Koboke ©
Oboke Koboke
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Iya Kazura Bridge ©
Iya Kazura Bridge

5
nights
Tokushima

Tokushima ©
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokushima: Shirotori Zoo (in Higashikagawa), Naruto (Otsuka Museum of Art & Oasahiko Shrine) and Kumadaniji Temple (in Awa). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Zuiganji Temple, take in the views from Onaruto Bridge, take a memorable drive along Minami Awa Sun Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Bizan Ropeway Summit Observatory Deck.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokushima trip planner.

Traveling by car from Miyoshi to Tokushima takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Miyoshi in May, plan for little chillier days in Tokushima, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Tonosho-cho.

Things to do in Tokushima

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Naruto, Yoshinogawa, Daiju zeki Weir of Yoshino River, Shirotori Zoo, Okuboji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mount Bizan ©
Mount Bizan
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi

4
nights
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima

Tonosho-cho ©
Explore Tonosho-cho's surroundings by going to Shodoshima-cho (Yama-Roku Shoyu, Olive Garden, & more).

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tonosho-cho trip maker .

Traveling by car from Tokushima to Tonosho-cho takes 3 hours. Traveling from Tokushima in May, Tonosho-cho is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Tonosho-cho

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Shodoshima-cho
Highlights from your plan
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park ©
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park
Teshima Art Museum ©
Teshima Art Museum
Angel Road ©
Angel Road

7
nights
Takamatsu

Takamatsu
A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Change things up with these side-trips from Takamatsu: Tsuda Matsubara (in Sanuki), Marugame Castle (in Marugame) and Naoshima-cho (Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima, & more). The adventure continues: walk around Ritsurin Garden, head off the coast to Ogijima Island, let little ones run wild at Sanuki Kid's Kingdom, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kagawa Engei Sogo Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Takamatsu travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Tonosho-cho to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Naoshima-cho, Marugame Castle, Tsuda Matsubara, Seto Ohashi Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima ©
Naoshima

7
nights
Kochi

Kochi ©
The port city of Kochi has a rich and varied history that has left its mark on the look and feel of the urban area.
Venture out of the city with trips to Otoyo-cho (Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido & Mt. Kajigamori), Konan (Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, Ryoma History Museam, & more) and Muroto (Muroto Dolphins Center & Cape Muroto). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kochi Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenshibuji Temple, admire the natural beauty at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, and don't miss a visit to Harimaya Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kochi journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Takamatsu to Kochi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Konan, Muroto, Nagaoka-gun, Nankoku, Ryugado Cave
Highlights from your plan
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

4
nights
Tosashimizu

Tosashimizu ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tosashimizu: Ainan-cho (Sotodomari & Cape Komo Observatory Park), Shimanto (Submersible Bridge of Sada, Hage Chinka Bridge, & more) and Kanyoto Park (in Sukumo).

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tosashimizu trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kochi to Tosashimizu in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Uchiko-cho.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shimanto, Ainan-cho, Otsuki-cho, Kanyoto Park, Shimanto River
Highlights from your plan
Kanyoto Park ©
Kanyoto Park
Cape Ashizuri ©
Cape Ashizuri
Sotodomari ©
Sotodomari

3
nights
Uchiko-cho

Uchiko-cho ©
Explore Uchiko-cho's surroundings by going to Shikoku Karst Onogahara (in Seiyo), Garyu Sanso (in Ozu) and Uwajima (Uwajima Castle & Nametoko Valley).

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Uchiko-cho holiday planning site .

You can drive from Tosashimizu to Uchiko-cho in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Uchiko-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uwajima, Nakatsu Valley, Shikoku Karst, Garyu Sanso, Shikoku Karst Onogahara
Highlights from your plan
Shikoku Karst ©
Shikoku Karst
Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle

7
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matsuyama: Shirai Fall (in Toon) and Nibukawa Valley (in Imabari). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Bansuiso, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ehime Tobe Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama visit planner.

Traveling by car from Uchiko-cho to Matsuyama takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Matsuyama can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tobe-cho, Shirai Fall, Nibukawa Valley, Ozu Shiroyama Park
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji

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